City Lights Authors in the News

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Beautiful Chaos
A Life in the Theater
Carey Perloff

"Interview with Carey Perloff, Artistic Director of San Francisco's ACT Theater"

Interview with Carey Perloff, Artistic Director of San Francisco's ACT Theater and author of Beautiful Chaos, is now in NYC directing Tom Stoppard’s "Indian Ink" at the Roundabout Theater.

-Ted Sod, Roundabout Blog Sep 2, 2014

Profile of Carey Perloff by Robert Hurwitt, SF Chronicle

A recent interview with Carey Perloff.

-Robert Hurwitt Nov 17, 2012

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Writing on the Wall
Selected Prison Writings of Mumia Abu-Jamal
Mumia Abu-Jamal, Johanna Fernandez

"New York Times article 'Police Files on Radicals Are at Center of a Lawsuit.' "

Johanna Fernandez, editor of Writing on the Wall, is interviewed about her request for the NYPD to find and turn over documents on the Puerto Rican militant group the Young Lords.

- Colin Moynihan. The New York Times Aug 27, 2014

"Article about Mumia Abu-Jamal in Counterpunch"

Greg Ruggiero writes about the relationship between Mumia Abu-Jamal and the literary agent Francis Goldin in Counterpunch.

-Greg Ruggiero Jun 19, 2014

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Lit Up Inside
Selected Lyrics
Van Morrison

"Feature on Robert Birnbaum's 'Our Man in Boston' Blog"

"The big news for devotees of Van Morrison is that he has deigned to authorize a book of his lyrics entitled Lit Up Inside to be published by City Lights. The two hundred page tome will include one-third of the lyrics Morrison has written over the course of his career."

-Robert Birnbaum, Our Man in Boston Sep 9, 2014

"Publishers Weekly Feature on the 'Big Indie Books of Fall 2014.' "

"Lit Up Inside [is] a collection of Van Morrison's lyrics that the singer/songwriter specifically wanted published by City Lights and its founder Lawrence Ferlinghetti. . . . This is the only book that Morrison has ever endorsed in an official capacity. It brings together the lyrics of 100 songs from his 50-year, 40-album career. Introduction by Eamonn Hughes; foreword by David Meltzer."

-Judith Rosen, Publisher's Weekly Aug 22, 2014

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Man Alive
A True Story of Violence, Forgiveness and Becoming a Man
Thomas Page McBee

"Thomas McBee: Man Alive"

Thomas Page McBee is interviewed for The Handsome Butch on his new memoir Man Alive and what it means to be a man.

-Rachel Tutera, The Handsome Butch Oct 10, 2014

"'So, What's Your Book About?’: Ann Friedman + Thomas McBee in Coversation"

Ann Friedman talks to Thomas Page McBee about his new memoir, Man Alive, for RADAR Productions, who organize and showcase the authors in the Sister Spit Series.

-Ann Friedman, RADAR Productions Oct 9, 2014

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Thousand Times Broken
Three Books
Henri Michaux

"A Turbulent Infinity at City Lights: Henri Michaux"

A personal account and review of the Henri Michaux event hosted by City Lights with Gillian Conoley and Garrett Caples.

-Steven Gray, Litseen Oct 2, 2014

"Thousand Times Broken Book Party filmed by and featured on Litseen"

Complete presentation and reading from the book release party for Thousand Times Broken by Henri Michaux, filmed by Litseen.

-Evan Karp, Litseen Sep 15, 2014

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The Violence of Organized Forgetting
Thinking Beyond America's Disimagination Machine
Henry A. Giroux

" Interview on KPFA's 'Flashpoints.' "

Dennis Bernstein has an in-depth conversation with Henry A. Giroux, about his book, The Violence of Organized Forgetting: Thinking Beyond America's Disimagination Machine.

-KPFA Flashpoints Aug 21, 2014

"Interview on 'Resistance Radio.' "

Henry A. Giroux, the author of more than 50 books, is certainly one of the world's most important living intellectuals. He writes on a tremendous variety of topics, but central to all of his work are the importance of radical democracy, the importance of education, the importance of critical thinking and discourse, and the effects of capitalism on all of these. In 2002 he was named as one of the top 50 educational thinkers of the modern period.

-Henry Giroux. PRN.FM Jul 6, 2014

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Lunch Poems
50th Anniversary Edition
Frank O'Hara

"Los Angeles radio station KPCC discusses O'Hara"

Commentator Marc Haefele writes about arts and culture for KPCC's "Off-Ramp."  Here, he attends a reading of Frank O'Hara's Lunch Poems and muses on the connections.

-Marc Haefele, KPCC Sep 3, 2014

"Frank O'Hara's Lunch Poems reviewed by The Skinny"

"It is hard to believe half a century's passed since the publication of Frank O'Hara’s Lunch Poems... because its voice is in almost every way contemporary: worldly, ironic, sceptical, occasionally flip; but also sad, in a way that’s complex and under-the-surface and which maybe has something to do with the loss of transcendent belief."

-Jim Troeltsch, The Skinny Sep 2, 2014

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Border Patrol Nation
Dispatches from the Front Lines of Homeland Security
Todd Miller

"Todd Miller on CSPAN Book-TV"

Todd Miller featured at Changing Hands Bookstore, Phoenix, AZ.

-Todd Miller, C-SPAN Aug 6, 2014

"Tomgram: Todd Miller, Bill of Rights Rollback in the U.S. Borderlands"

Todd Miller is back with another hair-raising tale from America's borderlands.

-Todd Miller, Jul 15, 2014

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Nan Dòmi
An Initiate's Journey into Haitian Vodou
Mimerose Beaubrun

"Inside Haitian Vodou"

Madison Smartt Bell's preface to Nan Domi excerpted on Utne Reader.

- Madison Smartt Bell, Utne Reader Oct 6, 2014

"With Your Whole Being", An Excerpt of Nan Dòmi

An excerpt of Nan Dòmi appears in the Summer 2014 issue of Parabola.

-Mimerose P Beaubrun, Parabola May 27, 2014